The New York Yankees travel crosstown and face the New York Mets in a one-game set for the final game of the 2020 Subway Series. The Yankees are looking to forget about a tough series against the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Mets look to get back on track and in the winning column. Aaron Boone will send out starter J.A Happ to face Mets’ Robert Gsellman in Queens, play ball.
Game 1 Final: Yankees 7, Mets 9
Win / Loss / Save: NYM – Diaz (2-1) / NYY – Abreu (0-1)
Probables: J.A Happ (1-1, 4.05 ERA) vs Robert Gsellman (0-0, 5.19 ERA)
A day game in Queens is how the finale of the 2020 Subway Series concluded, and boy, did it have action. The back-and-fourth slugging fest totaled 22 hits and 16 runs in 10 innings. Man, oh man.
Beginning the game for the Yankees, starting pitcher J.A Happ was not as sharp as his last outing against the Mets, but was still able to go five innings. Getting knocked around but battling it out, Happ allowed 8 H, 4 ER, BB and K in his fifth outing of the season. The Mets scoring production against Happ came from a Todd Frazier (1) home run, RBI singles from Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario and an RBI double from Jake Marisnick.
In the second, the Yankees bats ignited with fire and tallied for a four-run inning. Starting it off, Tyler Wade singled to center to score one. Adding one more, DJ LeMahieu hit a sacrifice fly to right. A long RBI double from Luke Voit cashed in two more in the inning.
Jumping to the seventh, a single from Urshela and a double from Gardner drove in a pair. Momentarily, adding one more onto the total, Aaron Hicks drove in one more as the Yankees would take a 7-4 lead headed to the bottom of the eighth.
Buckle up, the action as just begun.
With a 7-4 lead in the 8th, Mets’ Amed Rosario tightened the deficit with a two-run double to bring the lead to one for the Yankees. In the bottom of the ninth, J.D Davis (5) connected on a game-tying home run to destroy all the hope for The Bronx Bombers. As we head to extras, the Mets would not go down without a fight. Leaving a pitch up in the zone from Albert Abreu, Pete Alonso (8) clobbered a game-winning extra inning walk-off home run. A heartbreaker in Queens.
This has been an awful common storyline this season for the Yankees. These kinds of a game are the ones you cannot afford to lose. The bullpen needs to be better and in the end — cost the team an easy win. Turning the corner, the Yankees travel to Baltimore for a four game set in which they must win. Your final in Queens for a one-game set: Mets 9, Yankees 7
Player of the Game: 3B Gio Urshela: RBI, R, 2 BB
Player of the Series: 3B Gio Urshela: RBI, R, 2 BB
Upcoming Series: Sept. 4 – Sept. 6 @ Baltimore Orioles
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